Solar Irrigation for Agriculture Resilience (SoLAR)


To adapt to climate change farmers rely increasingly on irrigation, ultimately depleting groundwater resources and raising energy demand. The project aims to address these challenges by promoting solar irrigation, water efficient agriculture and groundwater governance. The project will harness Swiss expertise on hydrogeology and technical innovations to contribute to climate resilient agriculture and facilitate knowledge sharing in South Asia and at the global level.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
SouthAsiaregional
Climate change and environment
Water
Agriculture & food security
Renewable energy generation
Water resources conservation
Agricultural water resources
01.01.2020 - 31.07.2027
CHF 8'000'000
Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Development cooperation
Project partners Contract partner
Foreign academic and research organisation
  • Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research


Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   8'000'000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   0